Believers mobilize response to growing humanitarian crisis in Sudan.

By July 7, 2004

Sudan (MNN)–The drone of the warplanes strikes an old terror in the hearts of Sudan’s war survivors.

They know the sound is soon followed by raiders who take advantage of their fear, and heighten it with pillaging and rape.

The brutality is part of the building humanitarian crisis in Western Sudan. The government continues withholding aid, while at the same time condoning an ethnic cleansing of Christians.

Peace talks were to start this month, but rebels have refused to attend. They’re accusing the Khartoum government of breaking the accords.

Food For the Hungry’s Tamara Dutch says they’re headed to the Darfur region. “There’s over 137 refugee camps, and fifty of those camps are not receiving any assistance. We are working trying to get together six different partners and get over there as quickly as possible and give them on the ground help.”

Dutch explains that war steals hope; however, that’s part of their mission. “That is just the prime opportunity to share the Gospel. People don’t have anything to look forward to, and the harvest is ripe. I mean, that’s the perfect time to share the Gospel and win their hearts over to Christ and show that God is the answer.”

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